COMMENT: Christian Kjær in Brussels

British leader David Cameron, left, has already squeezed one important concession out of José Manuel Barroso

British leader David Cameron, left, has already squeezed one important concession out of José Manuel Barroso

A battle is raging inside the European Commission (EC) over whether to include a binding 2030 renewables target in next week's White Paper.

The internal fight is likely to continue all the way up to the morning of publication on Wednesday, 22 January. From that day – acting as a college of 28 commissioners – everyone in the EC will stand behind whatever wording has been decided on.

The latest information leaking out of the commission is that a binding EU renewable-energy target is back in the text. However, the overall target – likely to be in the range of 24% to 30% – will not be combined with binding national targets.

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